Death Is a Caress
Death is a Caress (Norwegian: Døden er et kjærtegn) is a 1949 Norwegian film noir starring Claus Wiese, Bjørg Riiser-Larsen and Ingolf Rogde. Based on a 1948 novel by Arve Moen, it was Edith Carlmar's directorial début, and the first Norwegian film directed by a woman.
|Death is a Caress|
|Directed by||Edith Carlmar|
|Written by||Otto Carlmar |
Arve Moen (novel)
|Starring||Claus Wiese |
The film depicts the passionate and tempestuous liaison between mechanic Erik (Wiese) and society woman Sonja (Riiser-Larsen). The film uses cinematic shorthand to convey time and place, while concentrating on its protagonists' increasingly troubled relationship.
- Smith, Imogen Sara (1 September 2015). "The Female Gaze: 100 Overlooked Films Directed by Women". Sight & Sound. BFI.
- "Death is a Caress (Døden er et kjærtegn)". Oslo: Norsk filminstitutt. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
Few films have ever more effectively conveyed a kind of male-hysteria, as Erik comes to regard his wife increasingly as an enigma whom he can't control or understand.